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[REBOL] Re: Dave Winer talking about web apps

From: logoreb:ya:hoo at: 22-Nov-2001 13:08

Hi MAx-- Logo was pretty powerful-- and simple. You can still find decent books that use Logo for teaching complex adaptive systems. It's too bad that turtle graphics and other educational aspects eclipsed Logo's solid reputation. Logo deserved better. I'm a bit struck at how languages that espouse simplicity are so out of favor with devlopers. Brings to mind the ridicule of Buckminster Fuller's innovations decades ago. For those of you that might not know, Carl wrote an implementation of Logo. I see more than a handful of REBOL concepts *may* have been influenced by Logo. Just a guess. As far as Dave Winer is concerned, I'm pretty sure he isn't a believer. It's a shame, because REBOL is exactly the kind of technology that ought to send Dave reeling. Over the years I've sent him a handful of e-mails and scripts that illustrate how REBOL is designed to bring apps like QuickDraw to the net. Yet Dave only seems to mention REBOL when he wants to highlight broad-based scripting support for SOAP or XML-RPC. Dave often reports on P2P stuff, so perhaps the RT Morpheus work will tip the scales in our favor. Unfortunately I didn't get a reponse from the link I sent him. In any case, RT/Morhpeus could be exactly the type of partnership that breaks things wide open for REBOL. If that happens, I'm half-expecting Dave to declare himself a longtime REBOL booster. (Pssst. Petr, this is your cue to pop-in and ask about more news about the Morpheus deal. ;^) Cheers, Ed --- Maxim Olivier-Adlhoch <[max--quazart--com]> wrote: